PC Buying Guide March 2013 – 30K to 55K

People buy new PCs every day. And everyday, we receive the same queries. What PC to buy for this budget? Well, here’s a tiny guide that will put a head start to that question and let you buy well researched components put together to build a PC that offers a great mix of performance, as well as value for money. After all, it’s your wallet getting lighter!

Note:

  • (1k = Rs. 1,000)
  • Also, not included is a keyboard/mouse combo, a sound system and after market CPU cooler. These, we feel can be bought as per user choice.

AMD Entry-Level Gaming (capable) PC (30K)

CPU: AMD 3.4 GHz FM2 A4-5300 @ 3k
Motherboard: MSI FM2-A55M-E33 @ 3.3k
RAM: Corsair Vengeance DDR3 4 GB (1 x 4 GB) @ 2k
GPU: MSI R7750 Power Edition 1GD5/OC @ 7.3k
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 500 GB HDD @ 3.2k
Monitor: Philips 21.5 inch LED – 222EL2SB Monitor @ 8.2k
Cabinet: Cooler Master Elite 343 @ 1.9k
PSU: Corsair VS450 450W @ 2.4k
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD Burner @ 1k

TOTAL: Rs. 32,300

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Intel Mid-Range Gaming PC (40K)

CPU: Intel Core i3 3220 @ 7.2k
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-P45 @ 4.4k
RAM: Corsair Vengeance DDR3 4 GB (1 x 4 GB) @ 2k
GPU: PowerColor AMD/ATI HD 7770 1 GB GDDR5 @ 8.3k
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 500 GB HDD @ 3.2k
Monitor: Dell 21.5 inch LED – S2240L Monitor @ 9.3k
Cabinet: NZXT Gamma Chassis @ 2.5k
PSU: Corsair CX430 V2 @ 2.7k
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD Burner @ 1k

TOTAL: Rs. 40,609

AMD Mid-Range Gaming PC (40K)

CPU: AMD 3.6 GHz AM3+ FX4100 @ 6.1k
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-880GM-D2H @ 4.5k
RAM: Corsair Vengeance DDR3 4 GB (1 x 4 GB) @ 2k
GPU: PowerColor AMD/ATI HD 7770 1 GB GDDR5 @ 8.3k
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 500 GB HDD @ 3.2k
Monitor: Dell 21.5 inch LED – S2240L Monitor @ 9.3k
Cabinet: NZXT Gamma Chassis @ 2.5k
PSU: Corsair CX430 V2 @ 2.7k
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD Burner @ 1k

TOTAL: Rs. 39,600

Intel Upper Mid-Range Gaming PC (55K)

CPU: Intel 3.1 GHz LGA 1155 Core i5 3450 @ 11.5k
Motherboard: Asus P8B75 V @ 6.6k
RAM: 2*Corsair Vengeance DDR3 4 GB (1 x 4*2 = 8 GB) @ 4k
GPU: Sapphire AMD/ATI HD 7850 1GB GDDR5 1 GB GDDR5 @ 13.3k
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1 TB HDD @ 4.2k
Monitor: Dell 21.5 inch LED – S2240L Monitor @ 9.3k
Cabinet: NZXT Gamma Chassis @ 2.5k
PSU: Corsair VS550W @ 3.2k
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD Burner @ 1k

TOTAL: Rs. 55,600

AMD Upper Mid-Range Gaming PC (55K)

CPU: AMD 3.5 GHz AM3+ FX 8320 @ 11k
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 @ 5.5k
RAM: 2*Corsair Vengeance DDR3 4 GB (1 x 4*2 = 8 GB) @ 4k
GPU: Sapphire AMD/ATI HD 7850 1GB GDDR5 1 GB GDDR5 @ 13.3k
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1 TB HDD @ 4.2k
Monitor: Dell 21.5 inch LED – S2240L Monitor @ 9.3k
Cabinet: NZXT Gamma Chassis @ 2.5k
PSU: Corsair VS550W @ 3.2k
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD Burner @ 1k

TOTAL: Rs. 54,000

*Disclaimer: Market prices are subject to change. Also, prices vary from shop to shop. Above listed prices are the highest (and hence, worst case scenario) prices possible for each component.


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One thought on “PC Buying Guide March 2013 – 30K to 55K

  1. I am planning to buy a PC this week in this price range so I had a few questions:

    1. Is there any significant performance improvement if I buy FX 8350 and HD 7870 instead of 8320 and 7850 mentioned in AMD Upper Mid-Range Gaming PC??
    2. How much more will I have to shell out if I opt for 8350 and 7870??
    3. Can you suggest a motherboard similar to Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 that also has USB 3.0 headers in the same price range??

    Thank you in advance. Please reply soon.

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